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Mother and son shooters aim to make history at Olympics
(AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) Going into her eighth Olympics, former shooting champion Nino Salukvadze has plenty of reasons to be proud of her long career.

She has something even more special to celebrate in Rio de Janeiro: She and her 18-year-old son will both be competing.

While there have been previous cases of parents and their children competing at the same games, this is believed to be the first time a mother and son will participate in the same Olympics.

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Interactives

  • shorttrack

    Short Track

    In a little more than two decades, the fast-paced event of short track speedskating has grown into one of the most thrilling at the Winter Games. Discover the equipment that allows competitors to keep going faster while remaining a little safer in the often treacherous sport. Find who has a chance to replace former U.S. Olympian Apolo Anton Ohno as the all-time leading medal winner in the event, what country has dominated recent games, what penalties can cause a dramatic change in the results and just how short a short track really is.

Short Track 

CountryTotal
 China2316
 Russian Federation3115
 South Korea2125
 Canada1113
 Italy0123
 United States0101
 Netherlands0011

Headlines

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Featured Athlete

J.R. Celski
USA J.R. Celski United States of America

  • Sport: Short Track
  • Height / Weight: 1.73m / 63.0 kg 5'8" / 139 lbs
  • Birthdate: 7/17/1990
  • Hometown: Federal Way, WA, USA
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